China: The Existential Threat to the U.S.

With Captain Jim Fanell

CAPTAIN JIM FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • What does the ‘China Dream’ entail?
  • Is a new Cold War underway between the US and China?
  • Xi’s ambitions for Taiwan


  • Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • Beijing’s goal to replace dollar as reserve currency
  • Dangers of China’s militarization of space


  • The importance of restoring the Naval nuclear deterrent
  • Is the peaceful rise of China still a possibility?
  • Dangers of Xi’s Strategic Support Force


  • Why we must transform the culture of how we deal with the PRC
  • How to make the US Navy competitive again